by: Hadhrat Moulana Siddeeq Ahmad Baandwi Saahib (RA)
There is a definite need to establish makaatib in every village and every district. Together with the makaatib we have to also establish a madrasah for higher education (Darul Ulooms). However keep in mind that it is better to have the Darul Ulooms in the villages instead of the towns. One may experience some difficulty (being away from the town) but one will be saved from many fitnahs.
Importance must be given in accordance to the need
Every person should look at the need in his area and in accordance to the need should he commence his work. Don’t look at what means we have. Rather look at what is the need of the hour. By looking at the need, Allah Ta’ala will open the way. If in an area people are totally ignorant, they don’t even know the kalimah, then in such an area don’t think of teaching big kitaabs. In order to save their Deen, begin teaching them the basics.
Those who Teach Qaidah will be Imaams on the day of Qiyaamah
Many of those who taught Qaidah Baghdadi will be Imaams on the day of Qiyaamah. They will be moving forward whilst many of those who taught Bukhaari Shareef will be perturbed. They will then hold onto the clothing of those who used to teach Naazira. The criterion is Ikhlaas (sincerity). It is because of Ikhlaas that the one who taught Qaidah will be ahead of some of those who taught Bukhaari Shareef.